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convert html string into a html document

Hi,

Ive posted on this previously but had no response. Basically i need to
build some html using a rich text editor. Then i want to actually
create an html document from this and save it to my server. Does
anyone have any examples on how to do this ??

I dont really understand how to get from HTML string to HTML document.
I can probably work out how to save this. do i create an html object ??

Any help appreciated

Colin Graham

Sep 19 '06 #1
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csgraham74 wrote:
Ive posted on this previously but had no response. Basically i need to
build some html using a rich text editor. Then i want to actually
create an html document from this and save it to my server. Does
anyone have any examples on how to do this ??
I'm not entirely clear what you're trying to do here...

Are you trying to use the rich text box to enter fully formatted data (e.g.,
different font sizes, bold text, etc.etc) in a "WYSIWYG" style, and then
convert this to HTML (so that all the appropriate tags get inserted to make
the HTML when viewed in the browser look like the original rich text)? If
so, I suspect the reason you didn't get an answer is because this is
potentially a lot of work.

I've written code in the past to convert raw .rtf content to HTML, and it
very quickly gets very complex, much more than anyone would be able to help
with via the newsgroup. There may be 3rd party components that you could
use, but I don't have any knowledge of them.

If you are using the rich text box to get the user to enter the raw HTML (so
they would enter, "<p>Here is some <strong>text</strong>.</p>", then
converting this to an HTML file is simply a matter of reading the content
out using the rich text box's .Text property, and then saving it to a .htm
file on disk. An HTML file is simply a text file with HTML-formatted text
within it, and usually a .htm or .html file extension.

Or am I still missing what you're trying to achieve?

--

(O)enone
Sep 19 '06 #2
I'm not sure either what csgraham74 is trying to do. If he's
trying to do a "wysiwyg" editor, then
http://www2.bitstream.net/~bradyh/do...tf2htmlrm.html
might be helpful. That's VB6 code but should be easily ported
to VB.NET.

- Timo
"Oenone" <oe****@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:eH**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
csgraham74 wrote:
>Ive posted on this previously but had no response. Basically i need to
build some html using a rich text editor. Then i want to actually
create an html document from this and save it to my server. Does
anyone have any examples on how to do this ??

I'm not entirely clear what you're trying to do here...

Are you trying to use the rich text box to enter fully formatted data
(e.g., different font sizes, bold text, etc.etc) in a "WYSIWYG" style, and
then convert this to HTML (so that all the appropriate tags get inserted
to make the HTML when viewed in the browser look like the original rich
text)? If so, I suspect the reason you didn't get an answer is because
this is potentially a lot of work.

I've written code in the past to convert raw .rtf content to HTML, and it
very quickly gets very complex, much more than anyone would be able to
help with via the newsgroup. There may be 3rd party components that you
could use, but I don't have any knowledge of them.

If you are using the rich text box to get the user to enter the raw HTML
(so they would enter, "<p>Here is some <strong>text</strong>.</p>", then
converting this to an HTML file is simply a matter of reading the content
out using the rich text box's .Text property, and then saving it to a .htm
file on disk. An HTML file is simply a text file with HTML-formatted text
within it, and usually a .htm or .html file extension.

Or am I still missing what you're trying to achieve?

--

(O)enone

Sep 20 '06 #3
Thanks guys,

yeah it is a bit of weird one - i am using a rich text editor and i
have built the html in memory as a string. The step that i need a
solution for is the save to a document which has an .htm extension.

I dont know how do do this - any ideas ???

CG
Timo wrote:
I'm not sure either what csgraham74 is trying to do. If he's
trying to do a "wysiwyg" editor, then
http://www2.bitstream.net/~bradyh/do...tf2htmlrm.html
might be helpful. That's VB6 code but should be easily ported
to VB.NET.

- Timo
"Oenone" <oe****@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:eH**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
csgraham74 wrote:
Ive posted on this previously but had no response. Basically i need to
build some html using a rich text editor. Then i want to actually
create an html document from this and save it to my server. Does
anyone have any examples on how to do this ??
I'm not entirely clear what you're trying to do here...

Are you trying to use the rich text box to enter fully formatted data
(e.g., different font sizes, bold text, etc.etc) in a "WYSIWYG" style, and
then convert this to HTML (so that all the appropriate tags get inserted
to make the HTML when viewed in the browser look like the original rich
text)? If so, I suspect the reason you didn't get an answer is because
this is potentially a lot of work.

I've written code in the past to convert raw .rtf content to HTML, and it
very quickly gets very complex, much more than anyone would be able to
help with via the newsgroup. There may be 3rd party components that you
could use, but I don't have any knowledge of them.

If you are using the rich text box to get the user to enter the raw HTML
(so they would enter, "<p>Here is some <strong>text</strong>.</p>", then
converting this to an HTML file is simply a matter of reading the content
out using the rich text box's .Text property, and then saving it to a .htm
file on disk. An HTML file is simply a text file with HTML-formatted text
within it, and usually a .htm or .html file extension.

Or am I still missing what you're trying to achieve?

--

(O)enone
Sep 20 '06 #4
HTML files are simple text files with htm (or html) extension.
See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hxwfzt61.aspx
How to: Write Text to Files with a StreamWriter in Visual Basic

- Timo
"csgraham74" <cs********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@h48g2000cwc.googlegr oups.com...
Thanks guys,

yeah it is a bit of weird one - i am using a rich text editor and i
have built the html in memory as a string. The step that i need a
solution for is the save to a document which has an .htm extension.

I dont know how do do this - any ideas ???

CG
Timo wrote:
>I'm not sure either what csgraham74 is trying to do. If he's
trying to do a "wysiwyg" editor, then
http://www2.bitstream.net/~bradyh/do...tf2htmlrm.html
might be helpful. That's VB6 code but should be easily ported
to VB.NET.

- Timo
"Oenone" <oe****@nowhere.comwrote in message
news:eH**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
csgraham74 wrote:
Ive posted on this previously but had no response. Basically i need to
build some html using a rich text editor. Then i want to actually
create an html document from this and save it to my server. Does
anyone have any examples on how to do this ??

I'm not entirely clear what you're trying to do here...

Are you trying to use the rich text box to enter fully formatted data
(e.g., different font sizes, bold text, etc.etc) in a "WYSIWYG" style,
and
then convert this to HTML (so that all the appropriate tags get
inserted
to make the HTML when viewed in the browser look like the original rich
text)? If so, I suspect the reason you didn't get an answer is because
this is potentially a lot of work.

I've written code in the past to convert raw .rtf content to HTML, and
it
very quickly gets very complex, much more than anyone would be able to
help with via the newsgroup. There may be 3rd party components that you
could use, but I don't have any knowledge of them.

If you are using the rich text box to get the user to enter the raw
HTML
(so they would enter, "<p>Here is some <strong>text</strong>.</p>",
then
converting this to an HTML file is simply a matter of reading the
content
out using the rich text box's .Text property, and then saving it to a
.htm
file on disk. An HTML file is simply a text file with HTML-formatted
text
within it, and usually a .htm or .html file extension.

Or am I still missing what you're trying to achieve?

--

(O)enone

Sep 22 '06 #5

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